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last patrol

We all had advance training and earned the title Recon Ranger. We were all rifleman, but were all specialists and cross trained. In addition to carrying the M16 rifle, I was the teams corpsman. Thus I was called "Doc".

This is a team picture taken at the end of Sept 1970. Our radio call sign was Senator. The team was inserted into the Que Son Mts. It was a routine patrol with negative sightings or contact. I did not know it at the time, but it turned out to be my last patrol. When the team returned from the bush, I was called into the office and was told that I had orders to leave for Okinawa in the morning. My time in nam was over.

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Uploaded on September 11, 2007